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22nd May 2007, 8:09 PM
(This belongs in other)
Yay, my first contest ever, and it’s about something I absolutely love and hope to make a living off of (no, no, really, I do!)



As the title suggest, this contest is about photography and photographers (of course, graphic skills are a must as well in this medium). The main focus here is on the art form, not just ‘models’ or stories, but the wonderful and colorful aesthetics of photography. Having said that, there will be more than just one genre of photography, so creativity is definitely key here!

Okay, so there are genres of photography that people are very familiar with *coughfashioncough* but there is much more out there that you can easily work with in the game. Here’s a list of the genres you will be using and the description for each one.

Samples (http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y188/KioLover/Contest%20Samples/) for each genre

Note: These are not all the genres of photography, but among the most popular and doable with the Sims2.

Exterior (http://photo.net/learn/architectural/exterior)
Interior (http://photo.net/learn/architectural/interior)

In game: For all those home owners and builders, this is a great way to showcase not only our photographic talents, but your beautiful homes, businesses, and any building that just screams ‘look at me!’ Even for those who only download them (like me), it’s a good way of showing a tribute to the architects.

Ground level shots are always the best to work with, especially with interesting and provocative angles, and when it comes to interiors, remember to be in cameraman mode so that everything shows!

Commercial (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commercial_photography)

For the contest: Okay, so this is pretty much like many of the ‘model’ contest’s round entries that are like ads, except that for this contest, you can make it of anything. Why stop at cosmetics, when there’s a world of subjects to advertise out there, anywhere from vacation destinations to even a rather sassy shampoo ad or even just a regular cell phone ad. Either way, remember, it’s not just about selling the product here, you also have to sell the photograph to the judges!

Conceptual (http://www.azfotos.com/concepts/big-and-ugly_eggs.htm)

For the contest: Ah, this is among my favorite genres of photography, but also one of the toughest to achieve simply because there aren’t any real rules to this field. That being said, conceptual photographs are only as limited as your imagination, which hopefully for most, it’s unlimited!

Fashion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fashion_photography)

For the contest: I don’t think I need to elaborate much on this one, I’ve seen enough beauty contests to know most have a very good handle on this genre. Either way, remember that for this contest it’s not just about the model, but the over all photograph and content.

Fine Art (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fine_art_photography)

For the contest: Fine art photography is what I studied in college, and like conceptual, pretty broad range of ideas and subjects you can use. When creating Fine art pieces, take into consideration that it doesn’t have to be beautiful or even pretty, but striking; an image that no matter where you go, you’ll never forget, a photograph that can evoke any emotion, even if it’s anger.

Glamour (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glamour_photography)

For the contest: A very big note on this: Glamour photography is NOT Fashion photography or even portraiture, it’s very different in the sense that it focuses more on the person rather than any clothing or ‘product’. Tastefully done nudes is something that falls under this category, but that’s not the only way to make glamour photographs. Be original, but stay true to its form. I know it can be easy to stray towards fashion photography, just keep a mindful eye on your photographs.

Nature (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nature_photography)

For the contest: I know there’s isn’t very much of ‘nature’ within the game, except for pets and such, but under this category also falls landscapes, and there are many pictures around here I’ve seen that would make great landscape photographs, so don’t limit yourself.

Portrait (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portrait)

For the contest: Portraits are among the most classic and traditional forms of photography, especially since it’s one of the first, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t be creative about it. Remember, unlike fashion or even glamour, Portraiture focuses on the subject, not just physicality, but who they are as a person. Some of the best portraits I’ve seen aren’t of models or anything like that, but of regular people, captured in the comfort of their sanctuary, whether it be their home, bedroom, workplace or even the park, as long as the photograph captures who they are. Most of the time it’s good to have surroundings that demonstrate who they are, but sometimes it can just be as simple as a black background, letting their eyes and expressions tell their story.

Urban Photography
Street (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Street_photography)
Night (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_photography)
Candid (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candid_photography)

For the contest: This is a very broad term and I made it so to include other wonderful sub categories like street, night and candid photography. I think they’re pretty self explanatory, but so as to leave no ‘confusion about them, here goes.

Just imagine walking down the street out in a public area, how many things are going on spontaneously? How many people capture your interest? So many things are going on in a single street that the options are endless. Of course, in this scenario, you would be setting most of it up, but just imagine what you would see on the streets, and let it go from there. Let that imagery fuel your photographs. In street photography, it can be about anything, people, a ‘situation’ or quite simply a funny sign that made you laugh (lord knows there’s many of them out there). Again, this is only as limited as your imagination!

Night photography are usually cityscapes, photographs that capture the darker and luminescent scene of the city at night. I think the fact that the downtown section in the game really looks so much like a city helps in this aspect. I think that’s the reason why I have it like its night all the time, lol. Now, just ‘cause it’s usually of cityscapes doesn’t mean you have to make it so. That’s why I’m putting these sub categories under one genre, so you could have an amazing ‘street’ scene that’s taken at night…ah, see? It all comes together. :P

Candid photography is capturing spontaneity at its best. It’s not just about the street or night scene, but more about the ‘in the moment’ scene where the real focus is on the situation presented in the frame. Although candid photography isn’t limited by location in reality, for the simplicity of the contest, we’re going to leave the ‘urban environment’ as the theme for candid photographs.

Ah…okay, breathe, for now we’re moving onto the rules section of this ‘introduction’. *dum dum dum*

Ah, the tedious part of it all, but what makes it organized while eliminating misunderstandings.

A) Contestants will choose only one genre of photography for the entirety of the contest. That is, if you choose conceptual photography, you’re sticking to it through all the rounds. Absolutely no switching to another genre in between rounds. So please make sure the genre you choose you can work with well and to your best talents!
B) Please turn in photographs by the allotted time. There will be no extensions. I realize that some of the genres are bit more difficult setting up than others and for this reason I won’t be making as many rounds so there is more time in between. That being said, there shouldn’t be any excuses for missing a deadline (of course, real live situations that hinder you are different from ‘I totally forgot about it and did it last minute’ cases).
C) I think it’s safe to say that photoshopping is allowed. In fact, I would say it’s a must, especially for conceptual, commercial, fashion, urban and even glamour photographs. Put your best graphic skills to the max!
D) This isn’t a rule as much as it is a note, but if it’s not adhered to it will be as punishable as a rule. Basically, for genres such as Fashion, and especially commercial photography, they cannot be real ads. The focus here are the photographs, not the products, so please, no ‘product titles’ or inserts of a product. Think of the photos you turn in as the ‘base’ of an ad. You know you’ve done a good fashion/commercial photograph when a title isn’t necessary to get what you’re trying to ‘sell’ through the image.
E) Only one application per contestant. I understand that some would want to tackle several genres through several applications, but to minimize ‘clutter’ and inconsistency, it’s better if you stick to one only for this contest. Most could be time consuming enough alone, and it’s never advisable to take on more than you can handle. If this contests goes well, there will be a cycle two, so for those who would like to take a stab at another genre will have their chance to do so. Besides, practice makes perfect, so focusing on one genre through out the contest should improve your odds for the final round!


1. Foolinthemoon
2. Vaalyah
3. Daltonism

Emergency Judges
1. SkZ
2. Scout
3. JocusDorkus

The overall score will be based upon a hundred point system.

Overall creativity: 30 points
Subject matter/content: 20 points
Composition: 20 points
Execution: 20 points
“It speaks to me”: 10 points

*You may enter as yourself or one of your sims (it doesn’t matter if they’ve been in a contest or currently are)
*Your sim if you choose can be from Teen-Elder of any race.

Genre of specialization:

Headshot: (optional if you have chosen a sim as the photographer)

Portfolio: (show your best work here. For this instance it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t match the genre you chose to specialize in just as long as you show your art and skills in general. Between 2-4 photographs )


Application Round: (http://www.MakeACountdown.com?id=293281) 11-15th
Round 1: (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=914999&postcount=204) 16-21st Timer (http://www.MakeACountdown.com?id=294027)
Round 2: (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=924564&postcount=455) 23-28th Timer (http://www.MakeACountdown.com?id=296716)
Round 3: (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=934541&postcount=708) 1st-4th
Final Round: (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=940761&postcount=828) 8th-12th Timer (http://www.MakeACountdown.com?id=299367)


Two absolutely gorgeous sims for the winners delight!
A million thanks to MagicBeans for them!
http://magicbeanssims.com/contest/donate/LarsJocus.jpg http://magicbeanssims.com/contest/donate/SynJocus.jpg

And wonderfully made Retro/punk inspired clothing
by none other than Nostalicpaty. Another million thanks
to her and her friend who kindly donated clothing for men!
Link to Prizes (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=917295&postcount=277)
Male Prizes (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=920671&postcount=377)

And just when you thought there couldn't possibly be anymore, there is!
Thanks to Tyler who donated this wonderful set!

11th Jun 2007, 1:34 AM
Approved 6.10.07
Ends 7.15.07 (Extension Given)

***Do NOT post replies and/or contest applications before the contest host has checked in on this thread, or your post will be deleted.***

11th Jun 2007, 3:02 AM
I'm checking in! Let the games begin! Ah well, contest that is...


Sebastian Fox (SimsArtThat): [Fine Art] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909930&postcount=40) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=917154&postcount=272) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=928697&postcount=563) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=938832&postcount=803) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=946943&postcount=879)
Cin: [Conceptual] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910180&postcount=76) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=915872&postcount=232) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930848&postcount=619) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=936736&postcount=779) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=946142&postcount=870)
Spiffyriffic: [Glamour] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910333&postcount=91) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=918421&postcount=328) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930390&postcount=601) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=935486&postcount=748) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=943883&postcount=851)
Carmilla: [Urban] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910789&postcount=110) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=921719&postcount=404) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=931428&postcount=640) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=938779&postcount=802) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=947205&postcount=888)
Celias Davies (Lomelindi): [Nature] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=911069&postcount=118) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=916267&postcount=248) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=928185&postcount=555) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=935892&postcount=759) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=945597&postcount=859)
Malien (Simdealist): [Fashion] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=911279&postcount=122) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=917160&postcount=273) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930441&postcount=606) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=938386&postcount=795) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=945412&postcount=858)
Spongity: [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=911424&postcount=124) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=917493&postcount=285) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=932890&postcount=676) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=936702&postcount=777) Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=947126&postcount=886)

:weep: Dropped out, disqualified or eleminated :weep:
Tyler: [Glamour] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910073&postcount=68)
Jessica: [Commercial] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910211&postcount=82)
Paolo (poky92): [Fashion] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910936&postcount=116)
Jessica McPherson: Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909963&postcount=46)
MagicBeans: [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=914367&postcount=176)
Jen: [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=914926&postcount=200) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=918035&postcount=305)
Razine (Cari): [Conceptual] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=911286&postcount=123) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=919046&postcount=342)
SimGameFan: [Commercial] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909287&postcount=4) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=916287&postcount=251)
Jaime Ashley: [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=914038&postcount=170) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=919543&postcount=354)
Niamh Murray (funheart): [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=913327&postcount=158) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=916959&postcount=268)
Slice: [Glamour] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909569&postcount=16) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=922250&postcount=418)
Mumo: [Commercial] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910221&postcount=85) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=917932&postcount=301)
Babblesim: [Fine Art] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909972&postcount=47) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=915928&postcount=235) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=927665&postcount=532)
Leigh: [Architectural] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909863&postcount=40) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=920559&postcount=371) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=931529&postcount=648)
Trillian Rikku: [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=913979&postcount=168) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=917664&postcount=293) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=929673&postcount=579)
Alexia (Dreea): [Glamour] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909861&postcount=38) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=915990&postcount=241) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=932290&postcount=662)
Julieth: [Glamour] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910058&postcount=64) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=916447&postcount=255) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=928275&postcount=556)
Haroz: [Commercial] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910420&postcount=96) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=916461&postcount=256) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=931860&postcount=654)
Joanne: [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=911525&postcount=126) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=915671&postcount=222) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=926913&postcount=518)
Hunter (alexisaiger): [Conceptual] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909673&postcount=18) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=920948&postcount=385) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=931442&postcount=643)
Jana (Gerbera): [Architecture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910745&postcount=108) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=919501&postcount=351) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=932664&postcount=672) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=939295&postcount=812)
Crazysoul [Urban] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=913994&postcount=168) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=922844&postcount=422) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930924&postcount=623) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=938772&postcount=801)
Anna Richmond (rainbowshoes): [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910047&postcount=63) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=917855&postcount=298) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=929242&postcount=573) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=936625&postcount=772)
Emily Blake (Jonesi): [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910182&postcount=77) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=915698&postcount=223) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=928581&postcount=560) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=935768&postcount=754)
Essa [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909810&postcount=33) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=919536&postcount=353) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930408&postcount=602) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=938087&postcount=787)
Zaggy: [Portraiture] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910098&postcount=73) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=916377&postcount=252) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=926909&postcount=517) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=935943&postcount=761)
Teajunkypanda: [Fine Art] Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=914483&postcount=186) Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=918570&postcount=330) Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=930281&postcount=590) Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=938838&postcount=805)

[u]Scores & Comments
Round 1 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=926559&postcount=500)
Round 2 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=934815&postcount=721)
Round 3 (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=941319&postcount=832)
Final Round (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=949633&postcount=923)

11th Jun 2007, 4:16 AM
Name: SimGameFan (can I use my username?)
Genre of specialization: Commercial
Experience: Mostly commercial, modeling pictures, pose manipulation, and portraits.

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/4830/blackandwhitemwp23resizzo1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/2328/freeshotresizeddx2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/1866/watershineadresizedkj6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img291.imageshack.us/img291/244/luckyjeansresizedfm6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

11th Jun 2007, 4:29 AM
This contest sounds great and I'm really interested. I have a question though. You said there would be fewer rounds with more time alotted for each round. About how much time per round? I'm asking because I'm going out of town on Friday (June 15) and won't be back until the following Wednesday (June 20). If I got my app in before I left, would I have enough time to submit round 1 after returning from vacation? If not, I'll enjoy watching. :)

EDIT: *fainting over the party that seems to have entered the thread* :howdy: Foolin and Magic! :beer:

11th Jun 2007, 4:55 AM
*comes in*

*Trips over Alexis* sorry! :D

*gets up and hugs Jocus*


I've got alot going on... sooo... :D you've got a pm from me :D

11th Jun 2007, 5:00 AM
*skips in*

*trips over Foolin, who tripped over Alexis*

*gets up and hugs Alexis, Foolin and Jocus (not to be confused with Jorcus)*

Sweet! A Jocus contest! Need prizes my dear? *waves hot male sims in front of Jocus's face*

11th Jun 2007, 6:53 AM
First off... :dsausage: YAY! *does the contest is underway happy dace* We've already got one application! SimGameFan, most definitely it's okay to go with your username, and I love the application, especially the second photograph. Makes me think of Fergie's 'Glamorous' song, just gorgeous.

*does a mega flying glomp to Foolin and MagicBeans and Alexis* You have no idea how you've all made my day just by passing through here :D

As for your question Alexis, I was thinking leaving applications open 'till Friday the 15th, starting round 1 on the 16th and closing it around the 21 or 22, depending which ever fits for you and other contestants as well. I just went over the calender and counted and with having each round about five days, we can easily make four rounds, and still have a couple of spare ones for those extensions when absolutely needed. It's your call, though I would love to have you on board!

And Magic...*follows the prizes with her eyes hypnotized* Need prizes? Most definitely! And gorgeous men are always a good way, no wait, a great way to go! :beer: Hehe... I would just love it!

Man, I still feel like I'm at the beach...it's too hot in here! LOL

-Jocus Dorkus still squealing with glee- :hat:

11th Jun 2007, 7:02 AM
I would SO!!! enter this, but I`m going in Tunis betwwen 18th and 25th this month :(( Oh man...:(

11th Jun 2007, 7:08 AM
*dodges the pile of people on the floor and runs into a wall* Yay, I'm in! Now to decide what kind of photography to do...ah, so hard!

11th Jun 2007, 7:24 AM
Ah Jorcus!!!
*trips over everyone and lands in the only puddle*
:P You know I said I'll enter, but I am dubious to how far I'll get ;)
Can I enter a sim who has been in another contest?

11th Jun 2007, 7:45 AM
I would love to have you Dreea, but I understand about the timing, however, if you think you can work around that, than please do join! If not, there's always the next cycle. :D

Whoa! Careful there Julieth and Fun, don't want you guys to get hurt and be unable to participate! I most definitely would love to see your application Julieth and yes Fun, of course you can! Feel free to grab one of your many gorgeous sims!

Ah, now I'm off to bed, sleep beckons, but I'll shall be back in the morning to check in.

Take care everyone!

-Jocus Dorkus cuddling in bed warmly- :P

11th Jun 2007, 8:33 AM
*made a mess* XD My day is now complete! *hugs everyone all at once*

I'm so excited to judge and can't wait to see all the applicants!

11th Jun 2007, 8:55 AM
Sounds great. I don't know if I'll enter since I plan to retire or at least have a *coughlongcough* break from contests.
I really like the concept but I need to think about it.

11th Jun 2007, 1:53 PM
;) Now all I have to do is read through all them descriptions :P
Soon my application will be up though... yes, no-one can get away from me *evil laugh* hehe :P

11th Jun 2007, 2:10 PM
Name: Slice
Genre of specialization: Glamour
Experience: 2 years [Editorial/Commercial fashion, portrait, glamour]






11th Jun 2007, 3:06 PM
How many pictures will be required per round? Will we have to explain what we do or will our pics speak by themselves?
BTW your samples album is private. :( A login is required.

11th Jun 2007, 5:01 PM
Thanks for the reply to my question Jocus. I think I'll be able to do this, though I'll probably be pulling an all-nighter when I get back from vacation. :D

Name: Hunter
Genre of specialization: Conceptual
Experience: 6 months (Commercial, Fashion, pose manipulation and editing)





11th Jun 2007, 5:11 PM
Well I've sent a pm to be a judge. Unfortunately I'm not good enough at photoshop yet and my graphics are a bit pooey. But all these entries are amazing. *eyes stick to the screen-

11th Jun 2007, 5:15 PM
Wow, a contest where I can create nothing but fine art sims photos??? (falls over)

Alexis! Magic! fool! Essa! funheart! lol, and hi everyone...

Jocus, I'm tremendously excited about this one. Consider me in.

I wonder how such diverse genres can be compared for judging....but ok I'm over it lol, I'll get something together later. Will the app/portfolio round be judged?

Hmmm conceptual or fine art....

11th Jun 2007, 5:36 PM
Yay I've been waiting for this contest to come up since I saw it on the waiting list. I'll have my application up either today or tomorrow.

11th Jun 2007, 5:38 PM
lol.. Sims :howdy:
Daltonsim.... I can't photoshop to save my life.. yeah, plus the fact i don't even have photoshop, you'd do great :P

11th Jun 2007, 6:10 PM
The only thing I can do on photoshop is things like my avatar. But toherwise I'm so bad.

Anyway, I'm now a judge! Woo! And the talent here.. *Le gasp*
This is going to be hard. :anime:

11th Jun 2007, 6:29 PM
Yay, I know! *huggles Foolin*

Essa, I can't tell you what to do, however, if I can convince you to 'retire' with a bang here on the contest, then, you must join! :P As for the pictures per round, I was thinking perhaps from two to three, max being three and little description is required. The thing is to take a photo that is self-explanatory. That of course doesn't mean that you can't 'present' your work through describing it or even a short poem of sorts! And I hadn't realized that, I'll fix it now!

Fun, that is of course considering if we wanted you away, which we don't! And yes you can photoshop to save your life! LOL

Slice, love the application, particularly the last photograph, gorgeous.

Alexis, that's a great application! I really love the headshot for Hunter, and don't worry, if Dreea gets on board I'm also giving her an extension that you can make use of so you don't have to loose sleep over this!

The application round will not be judged Destin, however, the contestants that wish to have their apps critiqued by the Judges can go ahead and request it and the judges could PM to them. One of the reasons for doing this is because some of the portfolio photographs may not fall under the category which they chose to specialize in, rather a collection of their best work, and it gives contestants a chance to show off in their fields for the first round.

As for the judging, it's mostly going to be technical, and according to the genre that was chosen. But there are a couple of factors that are general through each which I've chosen to use as a guide, one that I learned in class as well while studying photography.
Overall creativity: 30 points
“It speaks to me”: 20 points
Composition: 20 points
Execution: 20 points
Subject matter/content: 10 points

But do enter Destin, it would be great to have you here!

Great Carmilla, I'll be looking forward to it! :clap:

And yes Daltonism, I must agree, all apps are great so far! And yes, there is much talent, it should be wonderfully difficult! LOL

P.s. I changed the photobucket account to public, so the samples link should work now. :D

Ack, I also forgot to mention that I'm good with Judges, now what I need are emergency judges. Thank you everyone!

-Jocus Dorkus still dancing the happy dance- :elephant:

11th Jun 2007, 7:00 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome, Jocus! I have a great feeling about this contest already :)
Same for me here. :)
I was sure I'll see you there Destin. :howdy:

Essa, I can't tell you what to do, however, if I can convince you to 'retire' with a bang here on the contest, then, you must join! As for the pictures per round, I was thinking perhaps from two to three, max being three and little description is required. The thing is to take a photo that is self-explanatory. That of course doesn't mean that you can't 'present' your work through describing it or even a short poem of sorts! And I hadn't realized that, I'll fix it now!
Your contest is very tempting. You overestimate me though. I'm not great at explaining things in english. I'll better go for self-explanatory pictures. :D
I think I'll go for portraits if I enter.

11th Jun 2007, 7:38 PM
funheart, I had the same question but you beat me to it lol :)

Essa, :howdy: I hope we can convince you to enter....! Hopefully, you've already made up your mind, because I'd love to see you here. Cheers!

(I also agree about the text...I'm not big on having to explain my photos lol)

11th Jun 2007, 7:48 PM
My goodness. Alexis. Sims. Essa. Fun. Some of my most favorite people!

Jocus, can I judge? :D

EDIT: Oh poo. I see you're full on judges. Nevermind. I'll just watch and create some gorgeous man-prizes. *le sigh*

11th Jun 2007, 7:48 PM
Yep! :D That is if my question even meant sense :P
Lurkers... you're wanted in here, jump on in but try and avoid the rest of us on the floor :P :lurk

11th Jun 2007, 7:53 PM
Hey Magic! :howdy:
Already make my mind. :D I just can't believe I'm going to enter a contest. :blink:
Well I have no personality. :D

11th Jun 2007, 7:56 PM
Essa! I'm thrilled, lol. :D

11th Jun 2007, 8:01 PM
Name: Essa
Genre of specialization: Portrait
Experience: one year (Commercial, Fashion, pose manipulation and editing)






11th Jun 2007, 8:07 PM
*gasp* Essa that last picture is stunning! :wow:

11th Jun 2007, 8:08 PM
OK, I'm blown away already lol. Essa, stunning, fabulous and wonderful.

11th Jun 2007, 8:08 PM
Amazing applications everyone. Keep 'em coming. :)

Essa, I love that last picture in your portfolio. I'm so glad you decided to enter.

*squeels with delight* So many wonderful people are here! Hi funheart, Destin, Foolin, Magic...the list goes on and on! This contest is gonna rock! I can't wait to get started. Can you tell that I'm not very patient? :D

EDIT: to Magic--I think you underestimate yourself my dear. I don't think I'll be able to keep up with all the amazing talent entering here, but I'm sure going to try. Most of the fun is just in trying, I think. You should try. It'd be fuuu-unnn. *nudge, nudge* And I miss V&O too... :(

11th Jun 2007, 8:10 PM
I just wish I had the talent to keep up with you guys *sigh*, so I'll have to be the thread cheerleader LOL

(Ugh, I miss the V&O avis :weep: )

11th Jun 2007, 8:39 PM
Name: Alexia
Genre of specialization: Glamour
Experience: one year (Commercial, Fashion, Glamour, Portrait, Landscaping)







The pics might not be the best, but I love to create after certain requirements :)

11th Jun 2007, 8:40 PM
Yay Fun! I'm so glad you applied and can't wait for the photographs. As for your question, this contest focuses on the work as a photographer, so no, it doesn't have to be the same model at all. If you wish to make a 'project' (a series of photographs of one person) of a certain person, like for example an eccentric old woman who think she's still in the forties or of little sad girl or any other character, they don't have to be beautiful, just striking in the sense that their personality captivate you or decide to go with different people throughout the contest. When you're doing portraiture, it's about capturing your subject, not just physically, but their personality as well. It's your choice really. And this goes for many of the other genres as well, like Fashion, Glamour...

I'm sketching out round 1 meanwhile, so what other details I fail to include now, I most definitely will then. :D I hope that helped!

Magic, I don't mind making an exception for you at all, so if you wish to Judge, I'll be more than glad to add you! However, the gorgeous man prizes are most definitely welcomed! Yay! :clap:

Essa, I'm so glad to see you've decided to join! :locked You know, every time I see that first photograph, it's just like, damn, wow, the lighting, the mood and that old hollywood haze is just stunning, and I must agree with Magic, the last photograph is powerful. It's one of those photographs that show you how simplicity can go much further than a complicated mess, LOL.

I agree Alexis, there are so many great people here, makes me happy beyond words that you're all liking this contest like I had hoped everyone would. :D You've made me the giddiest girl in Miami! LOL

Dreea, I'm so glad you decided to join after all, and don't worry, I completely understand what you mean. Either way, they're gorgeous, I especially like the b&W shot.

-Jocus Dorkus still doing the happy dance- :dsausage:

11th Jun 2007, 8:40 PM
ok here is my app.....

Name : Leigh
Genre of Specialisation: Arctectial
Experiance: about 3 years (mainly fashion and archetectiual and some natural)

Headshot (this is the simmie that will represent me)

11th Jun 2007, 9:55 PM
Name: Sebastian Fox
Genre: Fine Art
Experience: I've been immersed in Fine Arts since I was a child. In any medium, my goal is to capture and express the human experience.








11th Jun 2007, 10:04 PM
god i want to enter so bad but i'm on vacation from 6 july till 20 july and the contest is till 10 july T____T

11th Jun 2007, 10:19 PM
Babbelsim, I would LOVE for you to enter this!

11th Jun 2007, 10:21 PM
oh well why not, i probable won't even make it till the end i would at leash be happy if i make it till round 2 or 3 ^__^

be back in a flasss ;)

11th Jun 2007, 10:24 PM

Wow, this is turning into an amazing contest....

11th Jun 2007, 10:38 PM
This looks like a really cool contest. I'll enjoy watching. :D

*kicks Essa for good measure* ;)

11th Jun 2007, 10:46 PM
Name: Jessica McPherson
Genre of Specialization: Urban
Experience: 4 years (Architectural - Interior; Commercial; Fashion; Nature; Portrait; Urban - Street & Candid)






11th Jun 2007, 10:57 PM
Babbelsim (or just Babbel is fine to ;))

Fine Art

i think about 6 months now (my talent is mostely ingame shots with a little editing, i'm not so great with photoshopping but i'll stand my ground ^_~)

~ P O R T F O L I O ~

~Bigger version~ (http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/4510/heathblackwhite4xe5.jpg)
http://img129.imageshack.us/img129/3478/heathblackwhite4smallpj1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

~Bigger Version~ (http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/9957/twopose1lw8.jpg)
http://img402.imageshack.us/img402/6840/twopose1smallvj8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

~Bigger Version~ (http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/4718/manuelachanel1rf8.jpg)
http://img119.imageshack.us/img119/8876/manuelachanel2lt1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

~Bigger Version~ (http://img511.imageshack.us/img511/6223/sims2ep5200705140134044if6.jpg)
http://img487.imageshack.us/img487/3696/yumilismalley4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


p.s. i hope this is right, let me know if i need to edit something :blink:

xXx Babbel

11th Jun 2007, 11:02 PM
Jessica, that headshot is unbelievable! Love it.

Babbelsim, what can I say except I often wish I lived in your game LOL ...beautiful...(but at least I am lucky to have a few of your sims in mine lol)

I'm doing my best not to be too intimidated that some of the people whose work I respect the most in this community have joined this contest. :)

Jocus..thanks for this!

11th Jun 2007, 11:06 PM
aaaww Destin your so sweet thanks, i must say i absolutely adore your second shot! *_*

11th Jun 2007, 11:09 PM
Thanks, Babbel!

11th Jun 2007, 11:21 PM
Wow there is some serious talent here!

Jocus, as much as I appreciate your offer, I'll have to take my offer to judge back. I'm rather partial towards the work of someone who entered after I offered, and I honestly wouldn't be able to give him anything less than straight 10's lol Knowing I can't be a fair judge, I'll just have to watch from the sidelines. But thank you so much! Gotta love the Jorcus! LOL Your prizes are in the works. :up:

11th Jun 2007, 11:25 PM
:lurk: Congratulations, JocusDorkus. Your contest has been featured!

11th Jun 2007, 11:26 PM
Woohoo! Congrats Jocus! :beer:

(bP you're suck a good lurker...you just need a black cloak and top hat LOL)

11th Jun 2007, 11:27 PM
Jocus! Congratulations!

I personally haven't felt such a good vibe and such great energy in a contest in a while, so this is completely deserved. :)

^5 Jocus

11th Jun 2007, 11:32 PM
Yay Congratulation to you dear! ^_^

11th Jun 2007, 11:38 PM
WOW Destin I can't believe you want me to enter this! My photo's are mediocre at best compared to the skills of the people in this contest!

11th Jun 2007, 11:49 PM
Jaime...the joy of a great challenge? LOL, don't sell yourself short :)

11th Jun 2007, 11:51 PM
lol, I'll join, if I can get my game working, since it's so important to you :rofl:

11th Jun 2007, 11:54 PM
Yes Jaime! Please join! At the very least, you'll have fun. Don't ever sell yourself short. Take a risk. It's how you get better ;)

11th Jun 2007, 11:56 PM
OMG! I leave for a bit, and I find all these wonderful applications and good news!

Leigh, I'm so happy you applied, I love what you've got so far and I'm glad you're going for Architecture!

Destin, Sebastian is just absolutely striking, and that first photograph of the portfolio just gave me chills! Absolutely stunning and gorgeous!

Babble, I'm glad you've entered (thanks Destin for convincing her to join!). That first shot is just eye and jaw popping, and the last one, so beautiful and romantic! Yes, I do find it to be romantic! lol :P

Jessica, I must agree with Destin completely, that portrait is just unbelievable, it reminds me of that eternal portrait that was taken for National Geographic, of the Eastern woman. Just beautiful.

Magic, I completely understand so don't worry. Your contribution with the prizes are more than enough, again, thank you so much for that!

:jaw: Such an honor bP! :bow2: Thank you so much...you have no idea how excitedly I was squealing, even one of my nieces came into the room exclaiming if I found some hot guy on the net, then she just rolled her eyes when I explained that it was about my contest. Blah, what does she know, right?! LOL

Again, thank you so much, I really, really appreciate this, though most of the credit should be given to everyone who is participating and supporting this contest! :baloons: :grouphug:

You never know until you give it a shot Jaime, and how can you improve without practice, eh? Join! It'll be fun! :beer: Exactly what Destin and Magic have said! *waves a finger at Jamie's game to behave* I hope you do get it back soon! There's until next Saturday for the applications!

-Jocus Dorkus squealing about the house- :cowboy:

11th Jun 2007, 11:57 PM
lol, I'm gonna join Magic! But like I told you, my game is currently a blank slate, all my sims are gone all my downloads, EVERYTHING. So I have to wait until I get that fixed.

12th Jun 2007, 12:13 AM
This sounds like an awesome, challenging contest. I don't know if I'm capable of entering right now as I'm sort of in surgery recovery mode here, but I'm definitely going to watch this one, if nothing else! Great idea.

12th Jun 2007, 12:17 AM
Name - Anna Richmond
Genre - Portrait
Experience - 2 months - photo editing


Black Magic



Dancing in the Moonlight

If the simmerized picture of the photographer is not allowed please let me know and il change it

12th Jun 2007, 12:24 AM
Congrats on getting featured Jocus, I can see why!

Name: Julieth
Genre: glamour
Experience: Well, I've been in many a contest and I've even one a few. I've got a small ammount of image editing skill, even though my program isn't that great. I'm also very into art in real life, and I hope I can bring that to the sims! My god I sound full of myself...

Sample shots:
Click for full view (http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c333/darkscarab/innis2.jpg)




12th Jun 2007, 12:29 AM
Ooo, I definately want to enter this! Just hope I can choose a category before time runs out XD

12th Jun 2007, 12:30 AM
Yay Julieth is here! Love the pictures Julieth! :up:

Rainbow: Great shots. I've always loved the second one :)

12th Jun 2007, 12:36 AM
Thanks Magic :D

12th Jun 2007, 12:42 AM
Such an honor bP! Thank you so much...you have no idea how excitedly I was squealing
Youre welcome. Its a very interesting and unique contest. You should be proud ;)

Tyler your application looks great. All the colors caught my eye right away, and the last pose is awesome.

12th Jun 2007, 12:48 AM
Thanks bP. :)

12th Jun 2007, 12:49 AM
Jaime, great...I don't have to twist your arm anymore lol

rainbow, lovely entry...the lighting and atmosphere in the last shot are perfect!

tyler, that second picture is fantastic! I love your sense of color and use of lighting effects too

Julieth, I love that first shot especially since I've seen the whole series.. very emotive

Jocus lol, congrats again...don't give me too much credit...this is a fabulous contest and people seem to be flocking to it for good reason :)

12th Jun 2007, 12:51 AM
Thanks. Photography is one of my major hobbies off the computer so I always try to set realistic lighting. :)

12th Jun 2007, 1:10 AM
EDIT: Oooh.... yes congrats on being featured!!

Name: Zaggy
Genre of specialization: Portrait
Experience:very little... lol






12th Jun 2007, 1:21 AM
OMG! everything looks so gorgeous! and the contest has been featured! YAY!!! :) Congrats Jocus!

12th Jun 2007, 1:28 AM
Wow, I am loving all of these entries. :anime: I'm counting 14 entries so far! That's amazing to have gotten so many so quickly. Congratulations on the contest being featured Jocus!

Now I'm sure there are going to be many more applications, which leaves me with a question. Are there going to be application cuts?

12th Jun 2007, 2:29 AM
Name: Cin
Genre of specialization: Conceptual
Experience: Mostly Black and white photography, some headshots.


First place winner in this (http://www.insimenator.net/showpost.php?p=672351&postcount=126) contest



.:In the beginning:.


.:Hidden Moon:.


(I simply had the model I was using try and emulate one of my favorite pictures of a fashion icon of the 60's, Twiggy)


12th Jun 2007, 2:37 AM
I coudn't resist this one....it looks like loads of fun! (Click pics for detailed image)

Name: Emily Blake
Genre of specialization: Portrait
Experience: About 6 months experience with photomanipulation and about 15 years experience with portraits and art in general.


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/PortraitSMALL.jpg (http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/PortraitBIG.jpg)


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/round3SMALL.jpg (http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/round3BIGcopy.jpg)


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/confessionalSMALL.jpg (http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/confessionalBIG.jpg)

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/MissPacificIsland/confesionalSMALL.jpg (http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/MissPacificIsland/confesionalBIG.jpg)

12th Jun 2007, 2:42 AM
Cyn: I love that pregnancy shot. I haven't seen anything like that before. Very creative and beautiful. I'm in awe.

12th Jun 2007, 2:46 AM
Thank you, its definitely one of my favorites. And i'm in awe at all the entries so far.. WOW!

12th Jun 2007, 2:52 AM
Awe, I'm sorry to hear that you probably won't be able to enter Lomelindi, however, I do wish you the quickest and most comfortable recovery!

Rainbow, it's absolutely ok to have your photographer sim simmerized, just not the official entries for the rounds. And btw, the second one is just amazing. I've always loved that color technique with B&Ws.

Aha Julieth, I see you posted your application and I love it. I especially like the first shot, just a wonderful city at night moment!

Spongity I hope so too! It'll be great to have you on board!

Tyler, that first shot is simply amazing! The colors, composition, just beautiful. I'm a huge fan of Hindi movies, and this is just so bollywood, just gorgeous! Btw, in the section "Genre of specialization" you need to put which genre you're going to work with for the contest. :D

Thank you Bp I am indeed. I remember having started writing this contest out nearly a month and a half ago, and it's just wonderful to see it underway.

Ah, but that's it Destin, without your interest and support, it wouldn't be half as fun!

Zaggy, the application looks great! I especially love the second last one with the blueish tone, just amazing lighting and mood.

Thank you Foolin! My nieces still don't get my excitement about it! Blah, who cares right?! LOL :P

You know Alexis, I hadn't thought of that honestly. I really thought I'd have to struggle to get a couple of applications in! Now I'm thinking that by the end of applications, if there are too many to start off with, then their might be eliminations, just so as not to start off with too high of a number. But again, that's to worry about until later on this week.

Cin, Wow, I really love the second pictures, it's so beautiful and full of meaning. If anything, you could also do conceptual work :D But then again, your portraits are beautiful as well.

Jonesi, great application, love the headshot and from the portfolio, that last photograph is just beautiful. The meld of colors and b&w, very nice concept!

Thank you all so very much! You're making this fantastic! :hat:

-Jocus Dorkus still explaining the situation to nieces- :beer:

12th Jun 2007, 2:54 AM
Is it okay if I change to Conceptual? I wanted to do that at first but then realized most of my pictures for the app were of people LOL

12th Jun 2007, 3:08 AM
Name: Jessica or Onie
Genre of specialization: Commercial
Experience: Eh, not much.




((hope i'm not late))

12th Jun 2007, 3:10 AM
Darn Oni. I was hoping you'd show the other beach picture with the "shadow" LOL!! Great pics Oni :up:

12th Jun 2007, 3:20 AM
:lol: But it wasn't commercial enough.


12th Jun 2007, 3:23 AM
Name: Mumo
Genre of specialization: Commercial and Portrait, but if I have to choose one, I will go with commercial.
Experience: Umm, I have some experience, but not as much as the other photographers here. But as the saying goes - "you've got to be in it to win it".





12th Jun 2007, 5:06 AM
wow this contest is amazing! everyones entrys are so eye catching!

12th Jun 2007, 5:12 AM
Of course Cin, you're still in time to change your genre. :D

Onie, not at all! The application round is open 'till Friday the 15th and your app is great! I especially like the beach one, just wonderful.

Great to have you on board Mumo, your third and fourth photographs are just amazing, though yes, you can only pick on genre for the entirety of the contest.

And yes, I completely agree Nostalgicpaty!

-Jocus Dorkus suddenly getting really sleepy- :mag:

12th Jun 2007, 5:20 AM
Go go go Cinamun! :luff:

12th Jun 2007, 5:49 AM
Hey, I know everyone is excited about this contest and the news that it was featured and all... but lets please remember to stay on topic. Application Rounds are really only supposed to be for posting applications and asking/answering questions.

I dont want to have to come in here and start threatening people with warnings. Im not one who likes doing that, and I really dont want to do so in this contest :( Thanks everyone!

12th Jun 2007, 5:54 AM
My game is fixed! YAY!!!!!!! I am so going to enter this now.

12th Jun 2007, 6:07 AM
Name: Spiffyriffic
Genre of specialization: I'd like to try Glamor
Experience: A couple of months just messing around with Photoshop.




Title: Runaway Bride


Title: Darkness


Title: Lounge


Title: White Rose


12th Jun 2007, 6:45 AM
i so badly want to enter this,and i may i just need some serious arm twisting! like essa i was going to have a long break from contests too ... damn you jorcus! LOL :lol:

12th Jun 2007, 7:30 AM
Ah Come-On joanne... you know you want to really ;)
And to the rest of you! I sleep and theres 4 pages, and you got featured! Congratulations :beer:
My app. should be up tonight, but now I'm worried that I won't have time... I do have time right? When does the application round end?

12th Jun 2007, 8:02 AM
I'll definitely be watching this :3

Good luck everyone!

12th Jun 2007, 8:16 AM
Oh, guys! All those pics are so... AMAZING!!!

12th Jun 2007, 8:46 AM
[CENTER]Name: Haroz


Experience: I love editing since I was 13..


http://img387.imageshack.us/img387/4018/salomadolcegabbana2fw4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Casual Outfit by D&G
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/5829/salomacasualdolcegabbanga3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

got milk?
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4893/jojogotmilkadvertisemenev0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

12th Jun 2007, 12:12 PM
Thanks for comments on my pictures. It's highly appreciated. :)
Essa, I'm so glad to see you've decided to join! You know, every time I see that first photograph, it's just like, damn, wow, the lighting, the mood and that old hollywood haze is just stunning, and I must agree with Magic, the last photograph is powerful. It's one of those photographs that show you how simplicity can go much further than a complicated mess, LOL.
Thanks. Believe me or not but that pic was mere chance. I was messing with the blending mode in Paint Shop Pro and was really thrilled when I saw the final result. :)

Congrats for being featured Jocus. For some odd reasons I thought you were a guy. :smash:

OMG all the new entries are just amazing. :jaw:

Joanne I hope you'll enter just like me. :D I guess I should just disappear from the contest world when the time will come instead of breaking my words. :lol:

Haroz no offense since I'm neither the host nor a judge but you can't have more than 4 pictures in your portfolio and you can choose only one genre. ;)

12th Jun 2007, 2:25 PM
Wow! Wow! I'll definitely be watching....(goes to practice for a year before trying to compete) lol. Great, awesome, amazing, pictures everybody.

12th Jun 2007, 3:05 PM
Lovely entries!
haroz - love your 2nd one!

I updated mine a bit, I hope it's ok I'm doing fashion AND commercial.

12th Jun 2007, 4:03 PM
Okay.. :l Got most of my pics now :D
So... yeah, I have lost my original post so now I must go find it
* Starts searching aimlessly through the thread wondering why the hell she entered*

12th Jun 2007, 4:44 PM
Uhm ... I wanted to enter but now after having looked through all the apps I am scared :(
I think I'll be lurking instead ...

12th Jun 2007, 4:48 PM
Oh Come on.... why not try? I'm here... lol

12th Jun 2007, 5:19 PM
I'd love to try this but I don't think my Pics will mesure up to all the beautiful ones I just saw but I am willing to give this a try app posted as soon as possable

12th Jun 2007, 5:19 PM
OK, more fantastic apps...wow... :beer: The quality of work here is astounding me!

Thanks, slice!

Re: number of portfolio photos, if there will not be app cuts and scores, I'll just leave mine, but if there will be, I'll be adding/changing...I think lol

To everyone who wants to enter but isn't for one reason or another, give it a shot! This is one of the highest quality contests you could possibly join, and, if nothing else, the inspiration to learn and work harder at your creations is worth it :)

12th Jun 2007, 5:22 PM
It says in the first post 2-4.

Portfolio: (show your best work here. For this instance it doesn’t matter if it doesn’t match the genre you chose to specialize in just as long as you show your art and skills in general. Between 2-4 photographs )

12th Jun 2007, 5:27 PM
oh shoot, sorry... will change

12th Jun 2007, 5:35 PM
Hmmkay, I'll give it a try ^^


Name: Jana
Genre of specialization: Arcitectural
Experience: so far photographing was just a hobby for me ... I have just started to mess around with GIMP about two weeks ago, so I'm an absolute beginner!

(pictures of one of my favorite houses)





What do you think?! I am alsways thankful for hints on how to improve ;)

12th Jun 2007, 6:06 PM
Gerbera, your pictures look great. :)

12th Jun 2007, 6:09 PM
Name: Carmilla07
Genre of specialization: Urban Photography
Experience: I've been doing the Sims Contests since October I think and I've been photoshopping for a little over two years.


From a Maxis Content only contest. I liked it and it was simple.




12th Jun 2007, 6:53 PM
Jaime I'm glad to hear that! And remember, you've got until Friday the 15th to put up your application.

Spiffyriffic, I like what you've got so far, especially the last one, it's just gorgeous!

Joanne, I know, I have that affect on people, LOL But like I told Essa, you could go out with a bang! What better way to retire, eh? :P

Haroz, you've got so many great samples of your work, especially that first one and third one, just gorgeous. Feels like something I would have actually seen in a magazine. However, if you could skim it down to your best four, I'd appreciate that and also, you can only choose one genre for the entirety of the contest. Mainly so it's less work on you. I do suggest, since there are many who are specializing in commercial to take fashion. The third photograph is a perfect examples of your prowess in that field. :D

Redwing, that first shot is absolutely gorgeous, the lighting is just stunning.

Although they're (commercial and fashion) are fairly similar, it's better just to pick on genre for the entirety of the contest, 'cause if you pick two, you'll have to submit two entries, six pictures instead of three and double the work. So it's better advised that for the first cycle, just to pick one. :D

LOL Fun, but you don't have to look that far. Just go to the first page, and in the third post I have listed all the contestants so far, so just click on your application there, and it should come up for you to edit. :P

I completely agree Destin, you can't learn and get better at anything without going head to head with the best and practicing to get your style out there. As a real life photographer myself, this is something that isn't just a fact, but a way of living within this art form. If you don't challenge yourself, how could you know how high you can soar?

Okay, and that was my 'pep' speech for the day, LOL :lol: And I'm so glad you entered Gerbera, 'cause those photographs are just great! I especially like that interior shot, just beautiful!

Wow Carmilla, I was just floored with that third pic, I mean the smoke looks so freakin' real, just amazing. I do agree about the first pic, its simplicity is what makes it stand out even more, but lets not forget about that gorgeous lighting either! And that second shot! Man, that's just genius. Great examples of Urban photography with a story telling twist. :P

About application cuts, I'm still not sure about that, but don't worry, once I've made a decision after consulting the judges, I will let everyone know with time.

-Jocus Dorkus smelling pancakes in the air- :smash:

12th Jun 2007, 7:13 PM
Everyone's entries are absolutely Feirce! XD this is going to be so hard to judge!

Edit: Pancakes? Bring me some back! :D

12th Jun 2007, 7:21 PM
*Glomps Foolin'*
(In case you don't know 'tis me Telephone from Simcon)
Wow, Camilla. :wow Those pictures are AMAZING! The first one is.. wow.
And everyone, your applications are awesome!

12th Jun 2007, 7:23 PM
Rainbow, it's absolutely ok to have your photographer sim simmerized, just not the official entries for the rounds. And btw, the second one is just amazing. I've always loved that color technique with B&Ws.
Thanks Jorcus and congrats on your contest being featured i thought it might! :beer:

12th Jun 2007, 8:07 PM
Lol.. I still haven't gone in-game.
Right I'm going now... Bye, for now ;)

12th Jun 2007, 8:36 PM
Name: Paolo
Genre of specialization: Fashion Photography
Experience: Nothig special, some ads for some designers ^^


[Other pics soon]

12th Jun 2007, 8:37 PM
this looks like such a good contest, my photoshopping skills are embarrased!

I will be watching ;) lol

12th Jun 2007, 10:49 PM
Ok so what the heck. I thought even though I don't stand a chance (some of you are so brilliant!) I would enter because it's a nice distraction from my pain at the moment. So here's my entry. I went a bit different from everyone else. How typical.


Name: Celia Davies
Genre of specialization: Nature
Experience: Well, to be honest I don't have a lot of experience, but I have done a few small things for the family, and I go on a lot of wilderness trips where walking is involved so I take tons of pictures for myself and for friends. I actually find landscapes the most interesting pictures.

(Note: I've managed to hide myself ;))



((Haha ok that's it. I've got to go ice my foot now. Even if I get eliminated, this is going to be such a fun one to watch. Pictures make me happy.))
((P.S. I might replace the one landscape pic with a slightly better one)).

12th Jun 2007, 11:43 PM
Love all the new entries. Just a quick note Jocus: the link to my application in the first post actually links to Zaggy's entry, just thought you should know! Thanks!

13th Jun 2007, 1:29 AM
Wow....nice contest idea.... I think I just might...enter.... And these portfolio pics are beautiful!

13th Jun 2007, 1:43 AM
*pushes simdealist* do it... do it... it will be fun.. you know it! lol!

*Glomps the Teley!* Yes I figured it out when you posted your story :D

13th Jun 2007, 2:35 AM
I don't think I'll get very far in this contest...but I'll try...

Name: Malien
Genre of specialization: Fashion
Experience: Six years experience with photoshopping, three years experience with photography, about a year experience with sim contests.






13th Jun 2007, 2:43 AM

13th Jun 2007, 2:53 AM
Thank you Rainbow, it truly was a pleasant surprise when I found out. :D

Poky, I can't wait to see your other photographs, though that first one is great, and how can doing a couple of ads for some designers be nothing special? LOL

SwiftSign, it sure does seem like it's going on a great track, but do you join, 'cause you never should sell yourself short!

Lome, I'm so glad you decided to join after all, and hey, there's nothing wrong with being different, I usually go the other way from where people are going...heck, just look at this contest, that's proof enough! LOL But I'm really glad you chose Nature, I was really hoping someone wood, and those shots in your portfolio are just gorgeous! That second shot just makes me feel like I'm breezing through the country side!

>_< Sorry about that Cin, I had realized that day before I had done that with another link. :P But it's okay now, I fixed the link.

Yay! I'm so glad you joined Simdealist, I've seen your work in other forums, and I'm always blown away. I mean, how could you expect not to last with those stunning portfolio shots?! It's great to have you on board and Cari, I love your headshot! :beer:

-Jocus Dorkus enjoying nightly rain- :kami:

13th Jun 2007, 6:18 AM
Name: Spongity
Genre of Specialization: Portraiture
Experience: My Sims 2 photography experience includes contests and just a bunch of random photoshopping (a collection of some of my work is linked to in my signature). Outside of the game, photography is one of my favorite hobbies.
My Portfolio:

13th Jun 2007, 6:20 AM
very nice spongey!!

13th Jun 2007, 9:17 AM
Name: Joanne
Genre of specialization: Portrait
Real Experience: 5 months experience with photoshop. (still a beginner)

Note : *None of my pictures are simposed*


http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/4136/azureradellesz4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Azure Radelle


http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/4466/gilettesc8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Ariel Be'Nahamak


http://img222.imageshack.us/img222/5669/chanelsw2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Ariel Be'Nahamak (vampire style)


http://img469.imageshack.us/img469/5201/romancewz7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Rayon Berritt
*If anyone finds this too revealing, i will take it down immediately ... but i think there is some fair coverage*


http://img377.imageshack.us/img377/1572/statuessov6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Raven James

13th Jun 2007, 11:35 AM
Great entries so far :D
Thanks for the nice comments about my entry ^^
Jocus, could you maybe make a list of all applications in the first post? That would make it easier to get an overview of this contest ...

13th Jun 2007, 11:50 AM
gerbera - the contestant list is in post #3

13th Jun 2007, 11:51 AM
My application is updated here: Sebastian Fox - Application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909930&postcount=40)

Joanne, beautiful work, I'm so happy you joined!

Sorry if I can't address everyone personally, but I have to say again, the quality of these entries is totally through the roof.... :beer:

13th Jun 2007, 11:54 AM
gerbera - the contestant list is in post #3

Okay :lol: It's just too hot here, my brain has melted ^^

13th Jun 2007, 12:28 PM
Oh Joanne! You used my favorite picture! LOL I have to go look over all the other entries now...I'm a little behind. :doh:

EDIT: They're all fabulous! Oh I think I'm glad I'm not judging afterall LOL

13th Jun 2007, 3:53 PM
Ah.. Joanne... amazing entry.. ;)
I just gotta upload a couple and re-do my app. See you all later :wave:

13th Jun 2007, 4:25 PM
Ohhh Joanne entered.... lol i'm a goner for sure! :P
Lovely pics, but we can only have 4 =( ... sorry.

13th Jun 2007, 4:27 PM
hmm...yes a headshot of your sim photographer plus 2-4 portfolio pics

13th Jun 2007, 4:28 PM
Am I just overlooking it, or does it say when this round is due? I've skimmed through twice.

13th Jun 2007, 4:30 PM
simsartthat - she has 5 + headshot LOL ... but that's her app and her stuff, feels weird talking about that....

tyler - I think he/she said the 15th

13th Jun 2007, 4:30 PM
Applications end on the 15th.

13th Jun 2007, 5:03 PM
Finished my application....congratulations everyone on such amazing entries.

13th Jun 2007, 6:47 PM
Added a pic, i will add more soon :D

13th Jun 2007, 8:27 PM
Lome, I'm so glad you decided to join after all, and hey, there's nothing wrong with being different, I usually go the other way from where people are going...heck, just look at this contest, that's proof enough! LOL But I'm really glad you chose Nature, I was really hoping someone wood, and those shots in your portfolio are just gorgeous! That second shot just makes me feel like I'm breezing through the country side!

Thank you, I was hoping for just that effect! :D And some lovely entries after mine now too wowzah! Tough competition here. My nature shots will be hard to judge against a lot of sims...oh well, that's ok, I picked it for the challenge. ;)


13th Jun 2007, 8:35 PM
.... shoot.

Um, how long does the first round last?
I'm going to be gone from sat - ? ... I mean I think I might be able to do it Friday night, but that just depends when you post the results... AND if I make it :lol: ... but you haven't decided on that either.... :)

lol .... so ya.

13th Jun 2007, 9:38 PM
Sorry for posting this a bit late, I just arrived about an hour ago from a three hour trip from my brother's house to my own (yay, finally, my own bed after nearly two weeks of uncomfort!) down in the keys. And needless to say, I had to disconnect my pc and pack it in the back trunk for the ride. But don't worry, I've nearly settled, and now I'll have a lot more time to be around more often. :D Unfortunately for everyone! LOL

Spongity, that application is simply amazing! I mean every pictures is just stunning, the work and experience you've done clearly shows.

Joanne for only five months on photoshop delights, you've got very impressive work! I absolutely love that fifth photograph, the pose, the technique and angle all contribute to its success. Really amazing. One thing though, your portfolio is suppose to consist of only 2-4 photographs. :D

Destin, I absolutely love the edited application. If anyone was wondering what a 'project' was in terms of a series of photographs with the same subject, your application is the perfect example. And that last photograph, it's just so powerful.

As for the photographs in the application, it's 2-4 for the portfolio, and the headshot is additional for those who choose. And yes, the application round ends Friday the fifteenth. Which reminds me, I think I'll get one of those timer thinging links...I know, I'm so sophisticated... :dumbfunny

Also, I wanted to address the possible application round judgings. I think it's coming to a point where we indeed might have to make some cuts, but don't worry, it won't be that many. There's too much talent here to prevent too many from moving onto the first round and so forth. What I'm going to do today is send a pm to all the judges and consult with them whether we should definitely do it and what number we're going to stick with for the first round.

Also, I wanted to announce that Nostalgicpaty has offered to create some skins for the prizes, and this will be an addition to Magic's gorgeous men. And of course, yay for more prizes! I really want to thank them both for being so generous to us and the contest! Thank you ladies! :buddies:

Alright, I hope this post helped a little with clearing up a couple of things, if anything, don't be afraid to ask :D

-Jocus Dorkus incredibly happy to be home again- :moose:

13th Jun 2007, 9:41 PM
shweet =)

So do you know how long the first round will be.... just in case type deal.

13th Jun 2007, 10:21 PM
Oniella, the first post has an outline of the expected round dates. Round 1 says from the 16th to the 21st, so I think that's what she's hoping for. :)

Hmmm...and it seems like there will probably be app cuts--there's a lot of entries! So expect my application to change a bit Jocus.

13th Jun 2007, 10:26 PM
God, i'm a wee bit stupid, thanks!!

14th Jun 2007, 12:53 AM
Magic and Nostalgicpaty..thank you! Very generous prizes!!

:cdance: :beer:

14th Jun 2007, 3:43 AM
you welcome! i might make like 4 outfits. or more who knows. but i need to know by when the prizes are needed. so the more time i have the more time i have making outfits!

14th Jun 2007, 4:15 AM
Oniella, don't worry, I have those moments nearly all the time! LOL :P

I just sent you a pm with what I hope is a helpful link, and for the time limit, I guess really one could say the end of the contest...LOL or at least until the winner is announced. :D So feel free to take your time with them if you wish.

Ah, well, I've received a response regarding applications cuts from one judge and still pending two more, but as soon as a 'verdict' is agreed upon, I'll post immediately.

Thank you everyone for being so patient. :grouphug:

-Jocus Dorkus wondering around aimlessly- :smash:

14th Jun 2007, 4:19 AM
Thank you for the response! =)
:lol: Been doing it more lately.

14th Jun 2007, 6:52 AM
I gotta go to school now, but was gonna post them up when I got back...

EDIT: Wait, isn't tomorrow the 15th not today ... Cause the 15th over here is a Saturday....

EDIT: Nope, just ignore that.. I was thinking it was a Friday today... :D
Damn, I am so dumb... But I'll post my pictures when I get back... and change my experience, lol ;) I wish I had been doing it for that long :D

14th Jun 2007, 7:46 AM
Wow, all those pics are incredible! Guys you are so talentuous!!!
Carmilla, please, you have to tell me which mod you have used to get that fabulous light effect!!!

14th Jun 2007, 4:13 PM
http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=909861&postcount=38 - I`ve updated my app

14th Jun 2007, 4:36 PM
LOL Fun, indeed, you've still one day so as long as you do it when you get back, you're good. :D

I was thinking the same thing Vaalyah, scratching my head the first time I saw them trying to figure out how, LOL.

Wow Dreea, I love the new photographs, that was a great edit. :nod:

Good news everyone!
Well, basically, with one day left we still only have twenty-eight entries and even if a couple more applications show up by tomorrow, we've decided with the judges to have no application cuts, however some have begun to comment, so for those who wish to know what the judges think, pm them and let them know and they'll pm you with comments back. :D

Also, welcome to the judges panel SkZ who joined as an emergency judge! Thank you for the offer! :clap:

Hmm...I can't remember what else I wanted to say, so if anything, I'll just edit... :moose:

-Jocus Dorkus feeling rather hungry- :smash:

14th Jun 2007, 5:11 PM
Yay for no application cuts! I'm not going to change my application pictures then. I was working on some stuff, but I think I'll save them for later use either here or in the future. :) Thanks for letting us know Jocus.

EDIT: Thanks for the answer Jocus!

14th Jun 2007, 5:42 PM
Yay not cuts that is wonderful :D
i can't what for round 1 i'm already downloading like a maniac looking for the most crazyest stuff i can't find. :banana:

my game is sooo gonna hate me... :smash:

14th Jun 2007, 7:35 PM
Yeah, I'm the saddo who actually starts commenting/scoring early. :lol:
So feel free to PM me - I've probably commented on yours anyway. n.n If not I'll do it as you send it to me. :anime:

14th Jun 2007, 8:29 PM
Wow, all those pics are incredible! Guys you are so talentuous!!!
Carmilla, please, you have to tell me which mod you have used to get that fabulous light effect!!!

I'm using ChocolatePi's version of the Radiance Light System but I can't seem to find it on modthesims2 now.
However much of it is done in photoshop for example these are some of the pictures in my application straight out of the game with no photoshopping:
1st picture (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/Carmilla07/Sims/bodybasepic.jpg), 3rd picture (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v357/Carmilla07/Sims/Basepicture.jpg).

14th Jun 2007, 9:00 PM
Name: Niamh
Genre of specialization: Portrait
Experience: Not very long really... around 2 months, mainly portraiture with some comercial

Picture 1
Picture 2
Picture 3
Picture 4

EDIT: Omgsh.. I am so so so sorry Jorcus!! I'm so tired I forgot just to edit my other post.. Sorry :(

-- Not the best here, but I was happy with them... :D What do you guys think?

14th Jun 2007, 10:40 PM
Jocus :beer: I have to say...I am SO curious about what the task for the next round will be, considering all the different genres. I'm sure you have something fabulously creative for us to work with lol

(very relieved that there are no app cuts..whew!)

funheart, ya made it! looks great :)

dreea, your update looks terrific!

carmilla, I had so many issues with that hack, I uninstalled it :( hey, even your screenshots are fantastic lol ^5

14th Jun 2007, 10:45 PM
No problem Alexis!

LOL Babbel, I was just doing that today for the Cold Case contest, even downloaded a very nice looking Victorian manor, hehe. Though I think my game already hates me... >_<

That really sucks TrillianRikku, 'cause it would have been wonderful to have you in the contest! Well, I hope you get your comp soon!

Ah, but you see Daltonism, I'm sure the contestants don't mind at all that you started early! LOL :P

Indeed Carmilla, photoshop is perhaps the most 'complimentary' editing program for everything sims... hehe. :D

LOL, it's ok Fun! I'll just edit your entry with the new app. That takes a minute, or probably even less, so don't worry. :jig:

-Jocus Dorkus rocking to ZZ Top- :trix:

15th Jun 2007, 12:50 AM
Hi ive edited my entry, i was getting intimidated by all the great ones so far! :)

15th Jun 2007, 12:58 AM
I've given out a few comments so far, if anyone else is interested don't hesitate to ask, just watch out for my bad grammer and spelling, which seems to be worse than usual today... :D

15th Jun 2007, 5:59 AM
I changed my app cause i was scared too... lol I hope it's enough :)

15th Jun 2007, 7:03 AM
Thanks Sims :D
Probably not the best in here but... I hope that can push me :D
Zaggy and Rainbow, they look fab! Not that they didn't before...
Jorcus... (I really need to stop saying that) Thanks... I just saw it and was too tired to delete then... well you know :P Thanks

15th Jun 2007, 7:03 AM
Was it it Gunmod's lights you had?

Here (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=133383) and here (http://www.modthesims2.com/showthread.php?t=101456)

I haven't downloaded them myself but I might do. n.n

Back on topic!
Funheart, I really like those pictures. ;)

15th Jun 2007, 7:07 AM
Might I just stop by and say you all have amazing entries!

15th Jun 2007, 7:10 AM
Thanks Daltonism!! :D
And Joe... they're all amazing arn't they?
Okay, off to school now so..... :hmm: I'll probably pester the judges when I get back :)

15th Jun 2007, 8:20 AM
Thank you for info, Carmilla! The Photosopped part of your job is really incredible!
Ok, some of you has written PMs to me asking for comments... I am writing the answers, so, you should receive them soon! ;)

15th Jun 2007, 8:29 AM
Name: Trillian Rikku
Genre of specialization: Portrait/ what ever my imagination might think of
Experience:none to very very little

Zoe rocking out

My Favorite Model Jessi

And something I though of on the fly

I hope I can still enter

15th Jun 2007, 9:02 AM
I haven't entered a contest for so long since I had computer problems and I wasn't going to enter this contest at first but I couldn't pass it up since it sounded very intriguing :)

Name: crazysoul
Genre of specialization: Urban
Experience: 1 year (Commercial fashion, glamour, nature, and portrait.)





15th Jun 2007, 10:22 AM
Name: Jaime Ashley
Genre of specialization: portrait
Experience: Purely a hobby, photo taking since age 6, actual photo editing about 3-4 months
Photo 1
Photo 2
Photo 3
Photo 4

15th Jun 2007, 1:12 PM
Jaime! :D And Maleki!! lol, happy to see your app, it looks terrific. I especially love the Maleki pic of course lol :)

crazysoul, beautiful photos, wow

trillium, that tv guide cover is fantastic :beer:

15th Jun 2007, 2:50 PM
Uh, quick question...I see some people have multiple genres listed. Can I change my apps so that I have 2 genres instead of just the one?

15th Jun 2007, 3:10 PM
According to the rules:
Contestants will choose only one genre of photography for the entirety of the contest. That is, if you choose conceptual photography, you’re sticking to it through all the rounds. Absolutely no switching to another genre in between rounds. So please make sure the genre you choose you can work with well and to your best talents!

15th Jun 2007, 4:15 PM
Oh no! Not Maleki. *Goes and gets tissues to wipe up the drool*
I always end up blowing up the keyboard when I see Maleki! :lol:
I must download him!! <3

15th Jun 2007, 4:20 PM
Wow! Fab entries everyone :D
Can't wait to get started, I am sure Jocus has something amazing hidden up her sleeve!

15th Jun 2007, 4:23 PM
Hey I recognize Levin's cologne ad! LOL Great app Jaime :)

Oy. I'm tempted to join...tempt tempt tempt...

EDIT: Ok, I talked myself into it. I hope I can keep up.

Name: Magic
Genre of specialization: Portrait
Experience: Lifelong hobby, 6months editing experience





15th Jun 2007, 4:55 PM
There are five hours and four minutes left for the application round to end. Anyone else interested in joining, do so before times runs out, 'cause as soon as it ends, I'm posting up the first round. :D

Wow, I disappear for a while (okay, perhaps not a while, more like the night) and look all that's happened! LOL

Rainbow and Zaggy, the edits were good, though intimidated you shouldn't feel, you guys are great!

LOL, I do know all too well Fun. :P

Indeed you can Trillian, and I love that cover for TV guide. Sims in the city :giggler:

Well Crazysoul, I'm so glad you decided to join, that portfolio is quite amazing! That first photograph is just stunning.

Yay Jaime! I'm so glad to see you here too, though one thing, you can only choose one genre of specialization. And I must agree with Daltonism, Maleki is just drool worthy! I would buy the cologne from him in a split second! :jig:

As for your question Julieth, no, you can only pick one as Essa quoted from the rules. :D

-Jocus Dorkus going to Paradise city- :anime:

15th Jun 2007, 4:59 PM
I added my entry to my post above. I'll still make the prizes :)

15th Jun 2007, 5:05 PM
::James Bond theme music:: Magic that shot is soo cool :)

15th Jun 2007, 5:14 PM
:jig: You recognized him as James Bond! Thank you Zaggy! LOL

15th Jun 2007, 5:15 PM
Even more entries :cry: That mean I'll get kicked even sooner *lol*

Still I hope round 1 will start soon *hint hint* :)

15th Jun 2007, 5:22 PM
Magic joined, awesome lol :cdance:

pssst...I think that's Levin in Jaime's cologne ad

15th Jun 2007, 5:24 PM
way tempting @[email protected]'..damn
I'll enter with Fine art maybe?

15th Jun 2007, 5:28 PM
Huh? Who did I say?

OMG I said Maleki. I have Maleki on the brain. :doh: I meant Levin! LOL

Tea: It would be great to have you enter :up:

15th Jun 2007, 5:36 PM
way tempting @[email protected]'..damn
I'll enter with Fine art maybe?

(twisting arm) Teajunky, that would rock, I love your work

15th Jun 2007, 5:44 PM
Name: Tea
Genre of specialization: Fine Art
Experience: Not enough

http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/6272/nosmilefinalheadshotjz1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/5255/quentinreaper2smallpicxx5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

http://img454.imageshack.us/img454/3191/statuesshotpy0.th.jpg (http://img454.imageshack.us/my.php?image=statuesshotpy0.jpg)

edit- Thanks Destin! :3

15th Jun 2007, 5:54 PM
Wow. Stunning Tea. I always love your work.

15th Jun 2007, 5:57 PM
Seems that Destin has great persuasion skills. He can make people enter against their will. :D *just kidding*

Magic, glad you finally enter. :howdy:
Great entries everyone.

15th Jun 2007, 6:04 PM
lol Essa...it worked on you :beer:

:) I just love all the talent here

Tea, you're welcome! always such arresting images from you... love them

15th Jun 2007, 6:04 PM
Thank you Essa. I hope I can keep up. I'm off to make prizes. :wave:

15th Jun 2007, 6:11 PM
Thank you Magic! :]
and thanks again Destin:3

15th Jun 2007, 6:51 PM
Hey I recognize Levin's cologne ad! LOL Great app Jaime :)
AWWWWW You remeber Levin! How Sweet!! lmao, Poor Levin is sitting on his lot with Lily wondering if he'll ever get played again, he's been sorely neglected.... due to the fact that Maleki was created ;)

15th Jun 2007, 7:45 PM
Magic, you joined! *major glomp* I'm so glad, and indeed, you can't escape from making finger licking gorgeous men prizes! LOL :P And yes, that definitely is so Bond, I love it! You did such an amazing job, with the flames and all!

Awe now Gerbera, don't think like that! besides, not too many are in your genre, so I think you have a good chance!

And yay Destin and Magic, you got Tea to enter, which btw, it's an amazing application. I especially love that sim of yours, he's simply so full of character and personality!

LOL Jaime, I've also been neglecting several simmies that aren't really appreciating that. Vala I think just wants to graduate once and for all and perhaps stop having so many costume changes, hehe... :devil2:

Okay, now only two hours and 1a minutes left! Woot!

-Jocus Dorkus chanting for fries- :jig:

15th Jun 2007, 8:12 PM
lol, well Maleki is my favorite and has his aging turned off, I think I might actually mourn him if he died, I'd rather it not happen!

15th Jun 2007, 8:13 PM
Wow! Tea has entered :hmm: Not good for me LoL
Now looking over the apps. on the first page I'm kinda regretting putting myself in Portraiture with Essa, Joanne and Zaggy... plus a load of other great people :hmm:
Ooo and Magic, that's such a great app.... of course it is 10x better with those yummy men in it :D

EDIT: Oh Dear Goodness! I just realised Magic was doing portraiture too :blink: I'm in for it now...

15th Jun 2007, 9:38 PM
Oh dear goodness, I just realized I was doing portraiture with Essa! Oh well - it'll be fun no matter how it turns out, and this makes it more challenging LOL

15th Jun 2007, 9:49 PM
Uhm you Magic? lmao I've been doing photo editting only since your contest with Levin, which means about 3 months, and Maleki's contest didn't require any photoshopping. I am sooooo screwed! :rofl:

15th Jun 2007, 10:01 PM
I see it two ways. You can spend your time worried you're going to get eliminated, or you can enjoy the ride and learn a few things along the way ;)

15th Jun 2007, 10:09 PM
Exactly Magic, that's really the best way to take it. I mean, think of it this, how did the best become the best? Through much practice, trail and error. :D

Okay ladies and gentlemen, the application round is officially over!

I'll post round one once I'm done with lunch, I'm starving.

-Jocus Dorkus giddy about lunch- :smash:

15th Jun 2007, 10:29 PM
Name: Jen
Genre: Portraits
Experience: about... 8 months or so





15th Jun 2007, 10:44 PM
I see it two ways. You can spend your time worried you're going to get eliminated, or you can enjoy the ride and learn a few things along the way ;)
Well said Magic. ;)

15th Jun 2007, 10:44 PM
I see it two ways. You can spend your time worried you're going to get eliminated, or you can enjoy the ride and learn a few things along the way ;)

I'm pretty sure I haven't got much of a chance along side some of the more competent members, but am really looking forward to doing Round 1 at least...plus some of the techniques you lot use are amazing, so it's a good learning curve..
Am dying to know what Round 1 entails..:o)

15th Jun 2007, 10:58 PM
Wow! Tea has entered :hmm: Not good for me LoL
Now looking over the apps. on the first page I'm kinda regretting putting myself in Portraiture with Essa, Joanne and Zaggy... plus a load of other great people :hmm:
Ooo and Magic, that's such a great app.... of course it is 10x better with those yummy men in it :D

EDIT: Oh Dear Goodness! I just realised Magic was doing portraiture too :blink: I'm in for it now...

ow dont worry! it's just a contest, and you'll get more experience from it.
I'm no less nervous than you are lol :3

and Thank you Jocus :D

15th Jun 2007, 11:18 PM

The main theme for the first round is Midnight or otherwise known as the Witching hour.

The first group, which consist of those specializing in Architecture, Nature, and Urban will explore their respective areas and capture what’s around them in that moment of the night. In the city, midnight isn’t like three o’clock in the morning, there are more people of all different walks of life, buildings could either shine with their lights or look ominous with its deeply etched structure, meanwhile, out in the woods, nocturnal animals just begin to crawl out, the bright moon baring down upon a natural scene of such an intriguing hour. What you’re striving for is to capture the elements you see as the hand strikes midnight on the big clock.

Note: For Architecture and Urban that have sub categories, it’s up to you whether you’d want to stick with one category for all three photographs or if you do all two or three together.

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5679/millenniumliftingfootbrxs5.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=millenniumliftingfootbrxs5.jpg)http://img174.imageshack.us/img174/5884/etbyzomikonehm3.th.jpg (http://img174.imageshack.us/my.php?image=etbyzomikonehm3.jpg)http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8233/wlesiebyladymonroenm8.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wlesiebyladymonroenm8.jpg)http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/6458/flyoveriiibystatelessws2.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=flyoveriiibystatelessws2.jpg)

Like I’ve mentioned before, midnight is also known as the Witching hour and the second group, which consist of those specializing in Conceptual, Fine Art and Glamour will explore the supernatural side of midnight which helped garner its nickname. Now, not all supernatural things are scary and terrifying, some can be down right beautiful, however, it’s up to you how you wish to present it, whether to scare us, inspire us or leave us with wonderment.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/8839/thedarknightbymshaimh5.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thedarknightbymshaimh5.jpg)http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/1921/smokebyvisioluxusca6.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=smokebyvisioluxusca6.jpg)http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1701/unnoticedbyweejaiz2.th.jpg (http://img442.imageshack.us/my.php?image=unnoticedbyweejaiz2.jpg)

Now, what’s midnight if not completed by the ‘social’ gatherings in diverse locations throughout the city? Yes, I’m talking about nightclubs, lounges, gentlemen’s clubs, and all that jazz. The third group, those specializing in Commercial, Fashion and Portrait, will explore the more human element of midnight. This doesn’t mean you have to stick to a club scene, or one particular aspect of it, this is the time to be as creative as you want and to challenge yourself. There’s all kinds of ads that aren’t about just products, but companies, events and sometimes even people. When it comes to fashion, the night is when you see it the most, and when it comes to people, we always see the front of the crowd, those enjoying it, but what about those who helped make it happen, the owners of the clubs or lounges or even bartenders.

http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3240/xstrongpromoimage3bydanzd6.th.jpg (http://img204.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xstrongpromoimage3bydanzd6.jpg)http://img408.imageshack.us/img408/2002/citynightshotbyrobinpiknm2.th.jpg (http://img408.imageshack.us/my.php?image=citynightshotbyrobinpiknm2.jpg)http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/838/sebabymikhorez2.th.jpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sebabymikhorez2.jpg)http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/2071/sanctuarybymnphotobugrn3.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=sanctuarybymnphotobugrn3.jpg)

Now, all round entries will consist of three photographs, no more, no less. And remember, this is not a contest about another pretty picture or pretty face, it’s about photography and creativity. Don’t hold anything back and be as different, as out there and creative as you can be!

Good luck everyone and I can’t wait to see your work!

Ps. I completely forgot to give credit to all the photographers from the samples. All these photographers you can find in Deviantart.com. In order. didjerama, zomikone, ladymonroe, stateless, mshai, visioluxus, weeja, dancingperfect, robinpika, Mikhor and mnphotobug.

15th Jun 2007, 11:32 PM
My portfolio is now finished. I actually put more effort into this contest then any other. I learned a lot just messing around with PS yesterday. Anyways, hope you like my other pics. :) Spiffyriffic's Portfolio (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=910333&postcount=90)

Oh, round one sounds so fun, I already have a couple of ideas.

15th Jun 2007, 11:35 PM
Just to clarify, we don't have to use the same sim in every picture?

Round 1 sounds really interesting, will have to get my thinking cap on :o)

15th Jun 2007, 11:43 PM
ooohh i love this round so dark mysteries O_O, i like the way it's so openminded. ^_^

btw i almost forgot are there any questions coming?

15th Jun 2007, 11:45 PM
Yes, thinking caps for everyone! :locked

Spiffyriffic, my jaw literally dropped with the headshot! The hardwork you put into it definitely shows, I mean it's just amazing! :clap:

And no you don't Jonesi, so feel free to vary as much as you like.

Um, you mean like questions about the pieces or of the photographers Babbel?

-Jocus Dorkus lurking about-

15th Jun 2007, 11:49 PM
whoah, so creative Jocus :3
Am definitely loving this round, not having ideas yet.. But loving it anyway P:'

15th Jun 2007, 11:58 PM
Um, you mean like questions about the pieces or of the photographers Babbel?

yeah like, where do you got your inspiration from? etc. you name it it's your call ;)

15th Jun 2007, 11:59 PM
Great first round! It's very creative. I even have ideas... :jig:

16th Jun 2007, 12:02 AM
"out there and creative" <~~music to my ears lol :)

Jocus, to confirm...are you looking for a related series or 3 completely different interpretations?

I know....exactly...what I want to do.

I think. lol. :eviltongu

EDIT: Spiffy your updated app is fantastic, I love it :)

16th Jun 2007, 12:02 AM
lol I have a few ideas, came to me rather quickly, problem is I always shoot higher than my skill level allows! lmao, Oh well... off to the drawing board, or off to photoshop, whatever :D

16th Jun 2007, 12:10 AM
Thank you everyone! I was really hoping a genius idea would strike me, but it didn't until yesterday at two in the morning when I went to the bathroom, LOL.
It may not be genius, but I did strive for creativity and I'm really glad you all like it! :D

To be honest I hadn't thought of any questions, however, if you feel the need to write it out and explain why, how or even what has inspired your photographs, who am I to stop you? I guess I'll leave it as optional. :anime:

That's completely up to you Destin. Honestly, after having seen the series you have in your app I know you're completely capable of pulling it off. Honestly, I was blown away when I first saw it, it's one of the best I've seen, that's including my years in photography classes!

LOL Jaime, drawing board, photoshop, it's all the same! And I know what you mean, I tend to do the same as well, quite often really. :P

Did I mention that I love the Simpsons, 'cause I really do... :moose:

-Jocus Dorkus laughing hysterically at a giggle Homer- :hat:

16th Jun 2007, 12:26 AM
Jocus wow...I was speechless from that comment for a while...thank you. Very much. :)

16th Jun 2007, 12:53 AM
Eeee!! I'm excited!!! I have some great ideas for this!

Question...in a single photo, are we allowed to divide into other photos...like in a series or something? I dunno if I'm asking this correctly...

16th Jun 2007, 2:30 AM
I have a couple of questions: Can it be music, and what's the name of that nightclub from the Nightlife expansion pack (crypt something, I don't have that EP)?

16th Jun 2007, 5:06 AM
I updated my application (http://forums.sims2community.com/showpost.php?p=914926&postcount=200)

16th Jun 2007, 5:09 AM
Jen: There are limitations on pictures sizes. It has to be 650x550 and below - although Destin got them to agree to 600x600 for this contest. So your first picture needs to be resized, or the mods will remove it. ;)

16th Jun 2007, 5:17 AM
It was the truth Destin! :D

Yes you can Simdealist, though as well as you can split a single photograph, you could also do a series that has each photograph individually, like Destin...ack, I hope that made sense, lol :P

If I remember correctly, I believe it's called Crypt-O-Night club, or something like that, as for the music being the subject, indeed SimGameFan. You could even include a particular club playing a certain kind of music...or well, something like that. :mrpantha: hehe

I love the new addition Jen, it's really a great photograph, but like Magic said, just resize it a little to what the rules suggest.

I can't wait for everyone's entries!

-Jocus Dorkus giddy about sleeping- :jig:

16th Jun 2007, 12:16 PM
Oh wow this round looks great! ive already sketched out what im gonna do :D *runs off excited*

16th Jun 2007, 12:22 PM
Jocus :) can you please clarify a few things I don't see in the rules?

Will simmerizing be allowed? I'm presuming not, which is good, just want to make sure lol

Also, can you clarify if it's ok to use a non-Sim background? As long as our sims are 100% sims?


EDIT: Those questions are pretty genre-specific, I hope I'm making sense.

16th Jun 2007, 3:53 PM
Picture 1/3 - DERAWYN

http://img354.imageshack.us/img354/1937/ep1ib7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Picture 2/3 - AZURE

http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/8950/ep2ls8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Picture 3/3 - CALLEA

http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/9601/forumny9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

16th Jun 2007, 4:25 PM
Work in progress (these pics may change if I come up with anything better..)
And I'm gonna stick with using ingame backgrounds for this round if that's ok?
(the NY skyline is ingame wallpaper I made)

Click pics for larger image


Pic 1



http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/pic3SMALL.jpg (http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/pic3BIG.jpg)

Pic 3

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/pic2SMALL.jpg (http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s30/Jonesi12/Elite%20Photographer/pic2.jpg)

16th Jun 2007, 4:45 PM
Joanne~ ::whistles:: what a looker!

Jonesi~ Those are SICK!!!!

16th Jun 2007, 4:54 PM
What does "sick" mean? :confused:

16th Jun 2007, 4:56 PM
It means good. :P

16th Jun 2007, 5:01 PM
Ohhh...I thought she meant they where bad...where I'm from if something is sick it means they're awful, disgusting etc..Hehehe


16th Jun 2007, 5:04 PM
hheheheh ... i suppose it would sound like that, but it means awesome! :)

16th Jun 2007, 5:24 PM
Wow! Omg this round is going to be so awesome! My problem right now is I have too many floaty little ideas, nothing concrete. Hopefully something will materialize for me in the next 24 hours. Nature at midnight=awesome. Wildlife in the sims? Hm, not so sure. *goes shopping for decorative animals*

16th Jun 2007, 5:30 PM
Lome, check out windkeeper @ TSR! :)

16th Jun 2007, 6:59 PM
YAY! Already two entries! And oh my goodness, they're both so magnificent! :clap:

Joanne, that first shot blew me away, and the second photograph is so intimate...just beautiful!

Jonesi, well, sick usually has a bad connotation, however, in this instance and the way Zaggy used it, it's like saying, that's wicked good! Which it really is, and I just love the way you set it up, the second and last photograph are just amazing. I especially like that hazy romantic glow they all have.

Really well done girls! :locked

Ah, I'm glad you asked Destin. No, no simmerizing, and yes you can have a non-sim background as long as the main focus is a sim. Though for those with Architecture, Nature, it's preferred that the photographs are mostly in-game. :D

-Jocus Dorkus jumping in absolute giddiness- :banana:

16th Jun 2007, 7:40 PM
"The Witching Hour"
(conceptual Art)

My Theme for this round is






16th Jun 2007, 8:20 PM
Woah Cinamun :blink: :wow: :wow :jaw: :omg: those are freaky I like it

16th Jun 2007, 8:29 PM
Excellent Cinamun. I love the first one.

16th Jun 2007, 8:50 PM
~Round I - Midnight~

~My Theme - Fine Art~

~Midnight Autumn~
http://img512.imageshack.us/img512/585/babbel1smallxn6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
~Bigger Version~ (http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/4176/babbel1dm7.jpg)

~Midnight Industrial~
http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/3853/babbel2smalljc9.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
~Bigger Version~ (http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/2317/babbel2xg0.jpg)

~Midnight Redlight~
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5206/babbel3smallvw7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
~Bigger Version~ (http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/7074/babbel3bq5.jpg)

xXx Babbel

16th Jun 2007, 9:14 PM
Gorgeous Babble! :bow:

Here are my prizes. Jocus, feel free to put these on the first page or leave them here. They each come as is except they will have Maxis hair and clothing.

http://magicbeanssims.com/contest/donate/LarsJocus.jpg http://magicbeanssims.com/contest/donate/SynJocus.jpg

16th Jun 2007, 9:37 PM
Thanks Magic!

and your prizes look absolutely wonderful! ^_^

16th Jun 2007, 9:43 PM
Oh Magic, those prizes are amazing! <3 I wannttheeemmmm! :lol:
I'm loving all these entries - they're very ceative and wow! The round idea is really creative too!

16th Jun 2007, 9:44 PM
with achectectual do i have to capture a picture in an urban and natural environment or can we do like 3 natural or 3 in a city environment

16th Jun 2007, 9:48 PM
OMG Magic I LOVE those prize, I especially want that gorgeous man! :D

16th Jun 2007, 10:01 PM




16th Jun 2007, 10:33 PM
wwwooooowwww! look at these entries! They are amazing! :jaw:

16th Jun 2007, 11:21 PM
Wow ok...where do I start lol....

Dreea, fantasic, love the lighting!

Magic, Magic, Magic :cdance: they are both gorgeous!

Babbel, mysterious, sophisticated, beautiful...exactly what I expected from you lol :)

Cinamun you really captured some strong emotion, very eerie and powerful images there!

Jonesi, terrific, I especially like the third, that's one of my favorite techniques!

joanne, is that Azure? bad girl! lol....terrific shots as usual from you :D

17th Jun 2007, 12:04 AM
yep that is azure ... i thought i would get some use out of her before she dies by flies ... :)

17th Jun 2007, 2:53 AM
Thank you for the comments everyone! I love all the new entries and Magic the prizes are beautiful, thanks!

17th Jun 2007, 2:56 AM
Thank you everyone. I'm glad you like the prizes. :)

17th Jun 2007, 2:58 AM
ok, i missed the prizes :) you made some sexy looking sims magic!

17th Jun 2007, 4:16 AM
Round One

(Please click the images to see the full image. I couldn't bear to reduce the size.)
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m241/Lomesimdi/midnightfoxpreview.jpg (http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m241/Lomesimdi/midnightfox1.jpg)

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m241/Lomesimdi/previewhorse.jpg (http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m241/Lomesimdi/moonlighthorse.jpg)

http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m241/Lomesimdi/owlpreview.jpg (http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m241/Lomesimdi/redowl.jpg)

17th Jun 2007, 4:17 AM
Thank you Joanne :)

Lome: Great shot!

17th Jun 2007, 4:21 AM
Yes... sick is a good thing. All these other entries would also qualify as SICK (insane, fabulous, blowing my mind, etc.) I really hope that what I have in my head can materialize in photoshop... lol